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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1992

George Steedman and Kathleen Babbage

Outlines the two year TQM programme implemented by Barnsley District General Hospital′s Catering Services department, which resulted in its being accredited to BS5750 Part…

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Outlines the two year TQM programme implemented by Barnsley District General Hospital′s Catering Services department, which resulted in its being accredited to BS5750 Part 2 in October 1991.

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Managing Service Quality: An International Journal, vol. 2 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-4529

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 1955

AMONG new problems faced by design engineers of supersonic aircraft and missiles is the destructive effect of rain. At transonic and supersonic speeds, rain erosion of…

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AMONG new problems faced by design engineers of supersonic aircraft and missiles is the destructive effect of rain. At transonic and supersonic speeds, rain erosion of aircraft materials may prove to be a limiting factor in all‐weather flying conditions.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 27 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 December 1978

W.J. STRANG, CBE PhD, FRS, R. McKINLEY, ARTC BSc(Hons), CEng and MRAeS

In the two and a half years that Concorde has been in service with British Airways and Air France, the nine aircraft in service have carried 250,000 passengers, travelled…

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In the two and a half years that Concorde has been in service with British Airways and Air France, the nine aircraft in service have carried 250,000 passengers, travelled 16 million miles and accumulated 15,310 flying hours. These numbers, though still small by airliner standards, are sufficient for effective comparison of service experience with predictions made and objectives set during the design process. This provides the central theme of our paper.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 50 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Including a Symposium on Robert Heilbroner at 100
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-869-7

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Publication date: 16 December 2017

Riccardo Bellofiore and Scott Carter

Resurgent interest in the life and work of the Italian Cambridge economist Piero Sraffa is leading to New Directions in Sraffa Scholarship. This chapter introduces readers…

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Resurgent interest in the life and work of the Italian Cambridge economist Piero Sraffa is leading to New Directions in Sraffa Scholarship. This chapter introduces readers to some of these developments. First and perhaps foremost is the fact that as of September 2016 Sraffa’s archival material has been uploaded onto the website of the Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge University, as digital colour images; this chapter introduces readers to the history of these events. This history provides sharp relief on the extant debates over the role of the archival material in leading to the final publication of Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities, and readers are provided a brief sketch of these matters. The varied nature of Sraffa scholarship is demonstrated by the different aspects of Sraffa’s intellectual legacy which are developed and discussed in the various entries of our Symposium. The conclusion is reached that we are on the cusp of an exciting phase change of tremendous potential in Sraffa scholarship.

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Including a Symposium on New Directions in Sraffa Scholarship
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-539-9

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Book part
Publication date: 3 August 2015

Vipin P. Veetil and Richard E. Wagner

Standard macro theories have the same analytical structure as their micro counterparts. Where micro theories work with equilibrium between supply and demand for particular…

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Standard macro theories have the same analytical structure as their micro counterparts. Where micro theories work with equilibrium between supply and demand for particular products, macro theories work with equilibrium applied to aggregates of products. This common approach treats the micro–macro relationship as scalable, with macro variables being aggregations over micro variables. In contrast, we pursue a systems-theoretic approach to the micro–macro relationship. This relationship is not scalable and rather entails a disjunction between micro- and macro-levels of theory. While micro phenomena are still susceptible to choice-theoretic analysis, macro phenomena are products of ecological interaction and so entail emergent phenomena. Our alternative approach treats macro theory as a form of systems theory where the behavior of the system has properties that are not reducible to properties of the individual elements within that system. Besides sketching this alternative approach, we examine some of the different insights this approach offers into such topics as unemployment and stabilization.

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New Thinking in Austrian Political Economy
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78560-137-8

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Book part
Publication date: 11 July 2019

Tanya Fitzgerald and Sally Knipe

In this chapter we have broadly sketched the educational history of Aotearoa New Zealand to show that this historical backdrop offers a fascinating insight into…

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In this chapter we have broadly sketched the educational history of Aotearoa New Zealand to show that this historical backdrop offers a fascinating insight into contemporary debates. In the following chapters we adopt a thematic approach to the history of teacher preparation in Aotearoa New Zealand. We do not offer an institutional or chronological historical narrative, but rather, the chapters are interconnected as they re-trace, recall and re-tell this educational history. Our core thesis is that across the long history of teacher preparation these themes permeate the shifts and changes in educational policy and practice and that ruptures at particular historical moments are not unique. We draw on a number of historical examples to underscore the oftentimes personal impact of the wider policy environment and the educational stories of aspiring teachers. Importantly, we have documented the methodological approaches employed and the archival research that has influenced our reading of the materials.

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Historical Perspectives on Teacher Preparation in Aotearoa New Zealand
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-640-0

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Freight Transport Modelling
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-286-8

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Perverse Politics? Feminism, Anti-Imperialism, Multiplicity
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-074-9

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